Reuben Burton Coffey

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Captain Reuben Burton Coffey (13 August, 1883 – 20 February, 1959) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

Coffey was born on 13 August 1883 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., Missouri.

Reuben Burton Coffey and Elinor Gertrude Scollay were married in 1914 in Pennsylvania.[1]

On 19 February 1919, Coffey was assigned to command the destroyer U.S.S. Bush. In April, 1919 he was given command of the destroyer U.S.S. McLanahan. In December 1919 he was given command of the destroyer Toucey.[2]

On 23 March 1934 Captain Coffey was reassigned from the U.S. Naval War College at Newport, R.I. to assume command of the battleship U.S.S. Arkansas.[3]

Reuben died in Newport, Aquidneck Island, Newport Co., RI on 20 Feb 1959 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on 25 February, 1959.[4]

See Also

Bibliography

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
David H. Stuart
Captain of U.S.S. Preston
14 May, 1914 – 9 Dec, 1914
Succeeded by
James G. B. Gromer
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Bush
19 Feb, 1919 – 26 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
Eugene T. Oates
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. McLanahan
5 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Toucey
9 Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
John S. Abbott
Preceded by
Hayne Ellis
Captain of U.S.S. Arkansas
23 Mar, 1934[5]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Email from Jack Coffee, sixth cousin, to Tone, 20150301.
  2. Email from Jack Coffee, sixth cousin, to Tone, 20150301.
  3. "The Evening Star, Washington, DC", link, Page 23, Cols. 1, 2.
  4. Find A Grave, Elinor Gertrude Scollay Coffey, Find A Grave Memorial # 49168409.
  5. "The Evening Star, Washington, DC", link, Page 23, Cols. 1, 2.